End Citizens United is a political action Committee aimed at funding political campaigns. The firm was started in March 1st, 2015 and gets its donations from grassroots donors. Their main goal is to prove that the grassroots can also fight against the billionaires who are trying to rule the world. By financing these campaigns, they ensure that the elected members are not controlled by the billionaires making them dedicated to serving the citizens.
End Citizens United’s mission is to destroy and end the rigged political system and combating the Big Money in politics. By so doing, they ensure that leaders elected will overturn Citizens United, end unlimited money in politics and dark money. To attain their mission, the End Citizens United will elect pro-reform candidates, ensure that the issue of raising money in politics has been made a national priority and use the grassroots membership to demonstrate political power.
The End Citizens United supports Democrats who believe in the grassroots donors and campaigns. The aspirant must also be willing to fight and overturn Citizens United. End Citizens United support Democrats because they believe that Democrats are devoted to fighting against Citizens United. They also believe that the Democrats will bring meaningful change in the United States.
According to MSNBC End Citizens United was looking to make its name popular in the 2016’s political campaign. Its main goal was to finance a many Democrats’ aspirants running in competitive House and Senate races across the United States. During its inception in August 2015, the group had raised $2 million in small donations and was looking to get more than $30 million throughout the campaign season.
The main goal of End Citizens United was to pass a constitutional amendment to change a law passed in 2010 that allows super PACs and dark money to support and engage in politics. The number of supporters has greatly increased in the past one year. The group started by supporting 11 Democratic candidates such as former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin among others.
Keeping in mind that no constitutional amendment has been passed since 1992, passing the amendment can turn out to be a very intriguing for the Democrats. For this to be successful, they must win the consent of from two-thirds of the Senate and the House. According to Rich Hasen, a professor of law and political science at UC-Irvine school of Law, End Citizens United must work hard to enforce an amendment as this would result in public awareness of the Supreme Court. The group believes it has to stop the PAGs and will make sure that it gets the Senate representation for the amendment to be enacted.